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      Changes May Come to Neb. Lethal Injection Protocol Due to Scarce Drug

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      Attorney General Jon Bruningreported that state officials have discussed changes to Nebraska's lethalinjection protocol.

      The changes may come nowthat a key drug in the cocktail has become increasingly scarce.

      Bruning said he wouldsupport a change to ensure that the state can carry out executions.

      The state's three-drugprotocol calls for a dose of sodium thiopental to render an inmate unconscious,followed by two other drugs.

      Sodium thiopental hasbecome nearly impossible to buy and Nebraska's supply expires in December.

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